At 08h22, Monday, 21st September, NSRI East London duty crew were activated by the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) reporting an unidentified floating object in the sea off Gonubie, North of East London, Eastern Cape.
Some eye-witnesses had reportedly suspected that it may have been a capsized boat.
NSRI East London launched the sea rescue craft SPIRIT OF LOTTO and on arrival on the scene a decomposing whale carcass was found floating 3 nautical miles off German Bay, Gonubie.
East London port authorities and local marine authorities were informed for them to consider if any further action needs to be taken.”
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